Aldsworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Aldsworth is a township, parish and small village, 4 miles south-east from Northleach, 10 ½ north-north-east from Cirencester station, and 6 ½ west from Burford, in Brightwell Barrow Hundred, Northleach Union, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric. The church of St. Mary is a small stone building in various styles of architecture, has spire, tower, nave, aisle, and chancel, with 3 bells. The living a perpetual curacy, worth £66 yearly, in the gift of Christ Church, Oxford; the Rev. John George Bellingham, M.A., is the incumbent, and the Rev. Edward Reed Davis, M.A., is the curate. There is a mixed school, supported by Lord Sherborne. The population, in 1851, was 379, and the acreage is 3,460; rateable value, £2,754. The soil is stone brash. Lord Sherborne is lord of the manor, and, with Christ Church, Oxford, chief landowner.

Ladbarrow, Cocklebarrow, Saddlers, and Green Farm, are places here.

Craddock Mrs. Elizabeth

Davies Rev. Edwd. Reed, M.A. (Curate)

Waine Mr. John


Barton Thomas, shoemaker

Collett Elizabeth (Mrs.), blacksmith

Field John, wheelwright, carpenter & postmaster

Garne William, farmer

Harris James, wheelwright & carpenter

Hathaway John, shopkeeper

Houlton Thomas, farmer, Ladbarrow farm

Howes John & William, carriers

Lane William Jenner, farmer, Cocklebarrow farm

Parrott William, parish clerk

Smith John Bryan, farmer, Saddlers farm

Stone Edward, shoemaker

Tayler John Walker, brewer, maltster & spirit merchant

Waine Giles, farmer, Green farm

Waine Jane (Mrs.), baker, grocer & beer retailer

Post Office. – John Field, receive. Letters through Northleach, arrive at 10 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Northleach.

Parochial School, Miss Sarah Slagg, mistress

Carriers – John & William Howes, to Cirencester, Monday & Wednesday, returning the same clay.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.


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